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Perhaps it is a grammar, perhaps a history, or geography.
After that we got on better, and now I read my lessons pretty well, for this way of studying suits me, and I can see that the grammar gets tucked into the tales and poetry as one gives pills in jelly.
She read with Dick Carter and Living Perkins, who were fitting for the academy; recited arithmetic with lisping little Thuthan Thimpthon; geography with Emma Jane Perkins, and grammar after school hours to Miss Dearborn alone.
He was to do this without the help of any written or printed specimens, with nothing in the shape of a grammar or analysis, but merely by oral communication with his Indian instructor, or with other natives, who, however comparatively intelligent, must from the nature of the case have been very imperfect teachers.
I have been thinking some of taking a teacher, but I am well acquainted with the grammar already, and teachers always keep you bothering over the verbs.
In fact, one of the saddest things I saw during the month of travel which I have described was a young man, who had attended some high school, sitting down in a one-room cabin, with grease on his clothing, filth all around him, and weeds in the yard and garden, engaged in studying a French grammar.
Garth was a trifle too emphatic in her resistance to what she held to be follies: the passage from governess into housewife had wrought itself a little too strongly into her consciousness, and she rarely forgot that while her grammar and accent were above the town standard, she wore a plain cap, cooked the family dinner, and darned all the stockings.
I taught myself the language, or began to do so, when I knew nothing of the English grammar but the prosody at the end of the book.
Then we have the Grammar Pills--one before each meal--and the Spelling Pills, which are taken whenever needed.
But now, having demonstrated that she knew more grammar than did business men and college graduates, she became an individual.
You should go back and finish grammar school, and then go through to high school and university.
He's that kind that if he didn't like you, or if you criticised his grammar or arithmetic, he'd kick your dog to get even .
I dare say; but if your French grammar was no better than your English, I think the praise was not deserved, my dear.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
I had gone through the grammar school long ago, so I entered the Oakland High School.